South Melbourne Seconds 1952c (SLV 122_094)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/94

Team: South Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Lake Oval (Albert Park)
Date: circa 1952


Officials Row: Unknown, Stan Roach, Unknown, Bert Stubley, Unknown
Players top row: Unknown, Bill Nolan, Harold Rosewarne, Unknown, Unknown, Fred Goldsmith, Paddy Deagan, Bob Giles
Players Middle Row: Unknown, Unknown, Jack Roach, Unknown, Les Williams, J. Crouch?, Unknown, Nick Gelavis
Players Bottom row: Brian Clegg, Jim Dorgan, Unknown, Reg Harley, Mick McCarthey, Unknown


South Melbourne (VFL) Seconds circa 1951. The SLV’s date - 1947 - is a mistake. I myself cannot discern ‘1947’ on the jackets. In any case, Fred Goldsmith, who played his first senior game with South in 1951 (before going on to win the Brownlow Medal in 1955) is in the back row. In 1947, Goldsmith (born August 1932) would have been barely out of primary school. Players identified are:

Fred Goldsmith (third from right in the top row, 119 senior games, 1951-59); Bob Giles (extreme right of top row, 67 senior games, 1949-55); Les Williams (third player from left of middle row - captain?, 48 senior games, 1947-51); possibly Nick Gelavis (extreme right of middle row, 15 senior games, 1953-54); Reg Harley (third from right in front row, 61 senior games, 1948-52).

Few spectators in grandstand. Black shorts.

Further Work Needed

Coach Harold Weinberg is probably in the photo
Argus 13-Apr-1951
Argus 13-Apr-1951

Jim Dorgan is front Row, second from left

Back Row second from right is possibly Pat Deagan. Compare photos.
Pat Deagan
Pat Deagan

Previous identification of man is Jacket with SMFC 1947 as Jim Dorgan, identified from NSM photo, is incorrect.

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

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